Let's chase those blues on this dull Monday morning with some scrumptious food. Ever since I discovered this restaurant in Batu Caves, I keep re-visiting it as I absolutely love their Sang Har Meen (Water Prawns Noodles). My family is a great fan of that type of noodles hence I was so excited when I discovered this place.
When I brought my mother here, she was like, "Wow!" this tastes so sinfully good with the eggy gravy and the huge prawns filled with roe. Prices were also more reasonable versus the hiked up ones in town. Best of all was they don't use mee but kuey teow (flat rice noodles) here. It's an excellent combination as it absorbs the sauce better. Another plus point is sometimes when they fry the mee in other places, they tend to re-use the oil to economise and the mee has a slightly unpleasant smell. The minimum order for the noodles is two prawns which they slice into half for the roe to mix with the gravy. The prices are dependent on the weight of the prawns but as a rough guide, our noodles with one jumbo prawn and a slightly smaller one was RM36 that day.
During one of my many visits here, we spied another table eating the Kam Heong Mantis Prawns (RM8) hence we ordered a portion. Very yummy stuff too as the prawns are dipped in batter and fried. It's then coated in the sauce which has spring onions and dried red chilies. Also good is their porridge which is served in a claypot. You can choose what you wish to add into the silky smooth porridge whether it's pork ribs, chopped century eggs, frogs, fish and etc. What is also impressive about this place was I thought I needed to wait a while to get my food during the weekend rush hour (we were there for Saturday lunch). In fact, I brought the newspapers expecting for a long wait but food arrived so quickly I had no chance to even finish reading the local news section. There's also lots of other recommended items so check the other blogs below.
Pan Heong Restaurant
No. 2, Jalan Medan Batu Caves 2
Medan Batu Caves
Tel No: 03 - 6187 7430
(Non Halal. Open from 8am to 3.30pm. Their closing days are not certain so call before you go to make sure they're not closed. To get here, drive down Jalan Kuching. Go up the second ramp which leads to Batu Caves, drive towards the Batu Caves area by turning right at traffic light. You will pass by a row of shophouses called the Medan on your left hand side. Make the first left, drive down and make another left turn. You will see a Chinese school known as Kheow Bin on your left hand side and Pan Heong is on the right, the corner shophouse.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.